Valley of Vision

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Edited by Arthur Bennett


A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. At times, prayer lacks variety, order and definiteness. This book has been prepared not to 'supply' prayers but to prompt and encourage the Christian as he treads the path on which others have gone before.

These prayers reveal a personal, humble, passionate relationship with an awesome God, a living Savior, and an active Spirit. Reading their meditations inspires us to pursue the same level of reality as we worship God.

About the editor:

Arthur Bennett was a Canon of St. Albans Cathedral, sometime Rector of Little Munden and Sacombe, Hertfordshire, and was for seventeen years a tutor in Biblical Theology and Christian Doctrine at All Nations Christian College. He died in October 1994 aged 79.


‘When used slowly, for meditation and prayer, these pages have often been used by God’s Spirit to kindle my dry heart.’  ~Mark Dever

‘The prayers in The Valley of Vision are steeped in Scripture, yet never succumb to mere formula. They are theologically fresh and vibrant, yet they are rooted in confessionalism. They range over a huge sweep of Christian experience and devotion, but they are never merely esoteric or cute. They brim with deep emotion and transparent passion, but they carefully avoid mere sentimentalism. This is a book that teaches readers to pray by example.’  !D. A. Carson

‘It’s amazing how frequently the prayers from the little book The Valley of Vision show up in our worship services.  They are thoughtful, reflective, and meditative. They’re even written in a certain kind of cadence, if you’ve ever noticed, which is probably very intentional, so that they might be used in corporate settings. But they came out of a deep heart of communion with God.’  ~John Piper